Ezra 5:11-13 New English Translation (NET Bible)
11 They responded to us in the following way: ‘We are servants of the God of heaven and earth. We are rebuilding the temple which was previously built many years ago. A great king[a] of Israel built it and completed it. 12 But after our ancestors[b] angered the God of heaven, he delivered them into the hands[c] of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and exiled the people to Babylon.[d] 13 But in the first year of King Cyrus of Babylon,[e] King Cyrus enacted a decree to rebuild this temple of God.